LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke.
Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The book is considered a literary classic today. (Summary by David Clarke, ref. Wikipedia)
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September 1, 2017 Subject:
I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful reading of The Count of Monte Cristo. David Clarke has done a terriffic job with the narration, and has truly brought this classic adventure story to life.
March 12, 2017 Subject:
March 12th, 2017 I just finished listening for the second time and I enjoyed it even more than i did the first time so what more can I say? The best! Magnifique! Bravo!
PS Now I want to speak with a French accent!
I have been listening to this in bits and pieces, whenever I get a chance, for almost two months, and now that I have finally finished it I am thinking of listening to it again.
There are many great readings on Librivox, but in my opinion David Clarke's is the greatest of them all, if not the greatest reading of any book anyplace.
Fifty-six hours read flawlessly and magnificently. Amazing! Bravo!!!
August 26, 2016 Subject:
The Finest Librivox Audiobook in the Archive
If you can listen to a only a single audiobook, this is the one to choose. A literary masterpiece, as well as a stunning work of oral interpretation. Thank you David Clarke for your contribution. If I could give this ten stars, I would.
July 7, 2016 Subject:
Loved David Clarke's reading of this epic tale. The story in and of itself is engrossing and Clarke deftly presents the various characters with smooth transitions in accent and dialect. With each chapter, I sat up in my chair (at work) just a little more, inching my way to the edge of the seat, as well as to the thrilling conclusion. Cheers to Dumas and cheers to Clarke for bringing it all to life.
April 22, 2016 Subject:
Loved this version so much!
This is my favorite book and by far my favorite audio recording of it. David pronounced every foreign word and place with such ease that I thought he might be bilingual! He gave the characters so much life that I often found myself totally captivated by his reading. Absolutely wonderful!
January 6, 2016 Subject:
Thank You David Clarke for reading Count of Monte Cristo
Thank you, David Clarke! I have seen several movie versions but have never read the book. I just 'stumbled' onto librivox two days ago. The first book I listened to was an 'old' favorite of mine.
I started listening to another group of readers for this book and as I read the comments, saw your comment. I went to your link and started the book at the beginning. You have a MOST pleasant voice and read QUITE well! I prefer to hear you read as to see another movie! Well DONE! I hope you have read more. I will be looking to see if you have. Again, THANK YOU, David Clarke!
July 21, 2015 Subject:
The best Librivox reading I have ever heard. I put off this book for years, due to the size of the story.. and am glad I waited, because this version, made me absolutey LOVE this book. It is now one of my all-time favorites. I can't read well due to to eyesight problem, and rely heavily on audiobooks these days to get my fill. This reading was a dream. Thank you, David Clarke! your contribution to Librivox is greatly appreciated!! :D
July 15, 2014 Subject:
Thank You, David Clarke!
I read "The Count of Monte Cristo" for the first time a few months ago and now I consider it my all-time favorite book. I came across your recording of the book shortly after I completed my first reading. What a delight! Your voice is just perfect for this endeavor! Since my first reading of "The Count of Monte Cristo," I have begun to re-read the book, this time doing background research as I go, and I listen to your wonderful recording, either in conjunction with the reading, or after I complete a chapter. Thank you for your contribution to one terrific adventure!!!
May 9, 2014 Subject:
Hours and hours of pleasure
This is by far the most delightful reading of a book that I have had the pleasure of listening to from Librivox (which is generally the only source of my audiobooks). The book is excellent, far better than I expected, and David Clarke's reading is better than super. I do hope he reads more books. Any book that I choose next will be a letdown.
March 15, 2014 Subject:
Thank you so much Mr. David Clarke! That was an extraordinary experience to me! I enjoyed every minute of it, from the first to the last. Now, i just "wait and hope" for your next librivox recording that i shall listen to whatever that may be!
5 stars are so little for this recording!
January 4, 2014 Subject:
David Clarke has done an absolutely masterful reading of this classic novel. The accents he adopts for each character not only help the reader to keep characters distinct in their minds, but also very much brings the story to life.
This is a dramatic, eventful story, read by a reader highly capable of propelling it along.
Highest possible recommendation.
November 14, 2013 Subject:
Fantastic Reading, and a Sorely Needed Book
I'm so glad there's a professional quality public domain version of "The Count of Monte Cristo." It's too good and too classic a book to not have this.
September 16, 2013 Subject:
Version 3 sweeps the podium.
David Clarke nailed it with this version. The characters truly come alive. Couldn't be read better with a solo voice. I really look forward to listening to more of Mr. Clarke's interpretations.